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The Lime Tree Restaurant

8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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Ranked #91 of 1,617 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $32 - $63
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a birthday celebration with all the family and relations one Saturday evening.The choice of dishes was very good,the quality of food was excellent,the service was very efficient,and the general ambience in the restaurant was very pleasant.Some restaurants come and go,some are pretentious,and some are more interested in themselves than the customer.Not the Lime Tree, a restaurant that has... More

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Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Many many years ago when Jimbo and I were impoverished young bucks, our very first flat together was in a Victorian semi at 6 Cresswell Grove- almost directly next to the back of the Lime Tree which had just opened (over 22 years back) We got to know many of the staff there and those in the much missed Nose... More

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Cheshire, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have been going to the Lime Tree since it first opened and one could always rely on reliably excellent food. Last evening we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary there and were sadly disappointed. The food was tasteless and accompanied by an unnecessary amount of homogenous accompaniments all presented as a one plate deal. How the mighty have fallen!... More

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Manchester,England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My Wife and I ate lunch here today, 13th March 2013. We couldn't decide where to go for lunch and remembered that we hadn't eaten at The Lime Tree yet despite hearing good feedback in the past. We chose the 2 course Lunch Menu. We started with the Moules Mariniere as a shared starter . This dish was excellent and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had not eaten here for quite some time. Essential to book well in advance as it is exceedingly busy. We were not surprised since the food, service and atmosphere are all really good. We sat in the 'outer' room which is away from the bar area. The bar area was quite noisy but the 'outer' room had a great... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I went here this Sunday. I chose the roast beef and was asked if I wanted it pink or well done. I opted for pink. The meat was excellent and came with a large Yorkshire pudding. A selection of vegetables, including hot crispy roast potatoes came in a separate dish. Celeriac, green beans, peas and another veg... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This was the first time I had visited the Lime Tree in a number of years the restaurant was having some alterations but had no impact on our evening. We booked a table which was just as well as we visited on a Wednesday and they were busy, might be different when alterations finished and additional space available. The staff... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife ,son and his small child ( 4 years old). The ambience of the restaurant is great and the staff welcoming , the service is also attentive . However , they did not offer children's meals so we had to select from the main menu . The starters were great , we had salmon... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Party of four on a busy Saturday last month food was brilliant and service was the same. Consistently good so you are advised to book

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a very special restaurant and I come back regularly. The quality of the food particularly the meat (from their own farm) is excellent. They consistently introduce new dishes whilst keeping the old favourites for people like me. The staff never seem to change which indicates a good working environment and they look after you very well, not too... More

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